Orbis Terrarum

I was so SURE I would be able to FINISH OT-09 last year, but I didnot. I fall short by 2 books.
Here is the FINAL list and I am doing this late BECAUSE I am feeling very sad that I could not finish it at all.
If I go by the author’s birth place alone, I think I might have done fewer than the list below πŸ™

So this year for OT -09, my progress so far ~~

  1. Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi – Author is from Egypt, the book is based in New York and Jordan
  2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – the book is based in Japan
  3. When I was a Soldier by Valerie Zennati – Author is from France, the book is based on Israel
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – Author is from England
  5. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran – Book is based in Egypt
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini– Afghanistan
  7. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – Nigeria
  8. Heidi by Johanna Spyri – Switzerland.

It is not like I did not have books, it is just that I could not finish them on time. 

Does that mean that I am not going to join this one this year?! No way… I have failed in almost all my challenges last year πŸ™‚ and I am joining this year as well.. nothing can stop me from joining more challenges!!

And Bethany has some new rules and a LOVELY button, that keeps on calling to me and telling me to put it up on my blog πŸ™‚

Bethany says…

Welcome to Orbis Terrarum 2010!!!

This is year 3 of our big adventure. There are some different things going on this year, so read up.

Orbis Terrarum 2010 Challenge Rules:

*The Orbis Terrarum Challenge begins April,1st 2010(you are welcome to join later) through the month of November.
*For the challenge each reader is to choose 8 books (for the 8 months of the challenge).
*Each book must from a different country, I have decided to go by the country of origin of the author, or the country he/she lives in is fine as well-meaning NOT the country the book is set in!!
*You don’t have to have a list, that means you can change your mind at any time. As long as there are 8 books you have completed the challenge.

 So COME JOIN!

“It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”β€” Jean Webster

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  1. Interesting challenge. This one would take some thought and I'm not sure I could do it from the books I own. My primary goal this year is to reduce the number of unread books I own so I tried to work challenges around that.

  2. I managed to complete this challenge last year and it was fun. I'm not sure I'm ready for the commitment this year but these buttons are so tempting πŸ™‚

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